Let’s find out about the Master of Science in Technopreneurship & Innovation from one of the programme’s current students, Queenie.
This programme at NTU focuses on educating and nurturing leaders for the entrepreneurship ecosystem, through academic knowledge acquisition, entrepreneurial mindset cultivation, and business skillset development. It empowers participants to be competent in leveraging technology advancements to create social and economic value for the society.
Why did you choose to apply for this programme?
I would like to acquire more knowledge in the area of entrepreneurship, and Singapore is also developing in this industry. The programme in NTU was established in 2002, and it is one of the earliest programmes in NTU. We get to meet many accomplished entrepreneurs in the programme, and they will share their experiences with us. Also, NTU has many partnerships with different companies in Singapore, and those who wish to work in Singapore can choose to intern with one of these partner companies.
What do you study in this programme?
We cover a wide range of knowledge, such as basic finance knowledge, entrepreneurship policies between Singapore and China, foundational knowledge in venture financing and so on. We learn how to craft a business plan, do market research to determine the suitability of our startup and how to pitch our ideas to a team. One of the more useful and memorable aspects of the programme is the mock negotiations, where students role-play and learn how to negotiate deals in a real-life business setting.
Advice for prospective students.
It is best to have some working experience as it will enhance your perspective and add value to your academic experience.
How does it help you in your career?
The career pathways are diverse, and it depends on what the student wants. As for those who wish to become entrepreneurs, they will learn how to start a company in Singapore based on local policies.
What do you enjoy about studying in NTU?
The food in NTU is good, and there are twenty over food courts within the campus! You can find a wide selection of cuisine from different countries. The people are also diverse, and in our programme alone, there are students from Greece, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia, Russia, India, Myanmar, America, China and Thailand! There are plenty of opportunities to network and make friends. Also, the lecturers are highly esteemed and very experienced. Many of them come from NTU’s business school, and can share their wealth of knowledge with the students. Also, NTC receives much funding from investors, and we have many resources and facilities which enhance our learning experience.